As we all aware the weather has been disastrous over the whole country this winter. We are told we are “fairly lucky” in the South compared to the rest of the country.
Below is some information from AHDB which gives some estimates of areas planted. As you can see the areas are all significantly down. I hope you find this useful.
|Crop||2019 W1||2019 W3||EBS Nov Estimate||EBS Feb Estimate||EBS Notes||2020 W1 Estimate (Ha)||% change||Estimate notes|
|Winter Wheat||1,700,500||1,725,482||Wheat – 1,645,000||Wheat – 1,504,000||287,000 w.w and s.w yet to be planted||1,217,000||-28||EBS Wheat minus Wheat yet to be planted|
|Winter Oats||154,000||154,000||Oats – 200,000||Oats – 229,000||Spring oats now 67% of total||75,570||-51||EBS Oats minus EBS spring oat %|
|Other cereals (Triticale and Rye)||24,000||40,380||60,000||54,000||34,020||42||EBS * historic winter % (63%)|
|Winter oilseed rape||567,000||520,000||OSR – 406,000||OSR – 361,000||350,170||-38||EBS OSR minus EBS failed * historic winter % (97%)|
|Winter beans||50,000||70,252||PGRO – 17,500||17,000||-65||PGRO|
|Failed WOSR||Failed osr 38,000||38,000||EBS|